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Men Reportedly Posing as Fayetteville Officers

Posted May 8, 2007 11:46 a.m. EDT
Updated May 9, 2007 7:51 a.m. EDT

— Three men were reported to be posing as Fayetteville police officers early Tuesday, and police urged people to ask for identification from anyone claiming to be a law enforcement officer.

The men approached three residents in the Cambridge Arms Apartment complex at about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday and held them at gunpoint, claiming to be police officers, police said. The men asked to see the victims’ identifications because of recent crimes in the area, police said.

After the victims repeatedly asked to see law enforcement credentials, the men left, police said. They were seen driving a blue Hyundai.

The men were described as one white male and two black males in their 20s. The white man was about 5 feet 6 inches with blond hair. A more detailed description of the two black men wasn't available.

All Fayetteville police officers and employees carry department credentials and identification at all times. Individuals approached by a person in plain clothes claiming to be a Fayetteville officer should request to see their law enforcement credentials, or they can call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1820 or call 911 to confirm they are police officers.

Anyone with information about the Tuesday morning incident is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1830 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.